Information on Lightning Protection in state of Alberta
Lightning is very common in Alberta. For instance, in 2010, Alberta saw about 494,500 cloud to ground lightning strikes! That’s about 1.94 strikes per square mile! Many areas in Alberta saw over 5,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in 2010 as well. Alberta sees many thunderstorms in the summer and some of them are classified as severe.
Lightning Protection Systems are a rather inexpensive way to protect your property from the damaging effects of lightning. A typical system consists of lightning rods, lightning protection conductor, ground rods and bonding metallic bodies.
KLP offers a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet or exceed the criteria set forth by UL96A, NFPA 780 and LPI-175. Give us a call today at 800-370-5886 to see how we can assist you in the design, installation, maintenance and inspection of your system.
june 16, 2015 Lightning was blamed for a attic and roof fire of a home in Calgary, Alberta.
June 23, 2015 A lightning strike on a roof was blamed for a fire that completely destroyed a home near Onoway, Alberta. The owner tried to put the fire out herself instead of calling the fire department or they might have saved the home which was a total loss.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms